Augustus Foster Rose papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.roseaugu
Creators:
Rose, Augustus F. (Augustus Foster), 1873-1946
Dates:
1895-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
0.6 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; general correspondence file, ca. 1902-1947; project file, 1917; writings by Rose and others describing techniques and styles in jewelry and other metal works, ca. 1906-1938; speeches, 1945 and undated; Rose's recipes for metals and finishes, undated; notes, sketches and studies by Rose done as a student, ca. 1895-1945; teaching notes, 1906; and clippings, ca. 1916-1990, school bulletins, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of Rose, his family and associates, ca. 1914-1945 and undated; 4 phonographs of a lecture given by Rose, 1932; a subject file on the Rhode Island School of Design, ca. 1907-1931; and miscellany, ca. 1912-1928.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Notes, lectures, and writings on various aspects of metalsmithing and jewelry making; reference clippings; tearsheets; and published technical material; photographs of metal work; manufacturers and refiners brochures; and museum publications. and invitations and exhibition catalog for "Masters of American Metalsmithing," organized by the National Ornamental Museum, Memphis, Tenn., 1988.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Metalworker, jewelry designer, instructor. Taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and in the Rhode Island public school system.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1994 and 1997 by Margaret and Elizabeth Rose, the daughters of Augustus Foster Rose.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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